When you’re facing breast cancer, it can help to be in touch with someone who’s been there too.  An email conversation with someone who understands might be especially welcome whilst we’re all living with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Speak to someone who understands

The Someone Like Me service helps you contact  a volunteer who can support you over email.  You can get  in touch with someone who’s finished their treatment and has been trained to help – perhaps you’d find it helpful to contact someone who has personal experience of the challenges you’re facing or someone who can simply ‘be there’ for you during the coronavirus outbreak.

Our volunteers can support you if:

  • you’ve had a primary breast cancer diagnosis
  • you’re undergoing genetic testing or have a genetic diagnosis
  • you’re a partner, family member or friend or someone affected
  • you have or have had primary breast cancer and are feeling isolated due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak

If you prefer, you can also chat to one of our 200 volunteers through our telephone support service. 

How does it work?

If you’d like to talk to someone by email, simply search and select the most suitable volunteer from the profiles and email addresses below – then contact them directly.  

All our volunteers have been carefully trained. Your details and information will be kept private and confidential within Breast Cancer Now.

By using this service you agree to adhere to our terms and conditions.

What support will I receive?

Our volunteers can support you at any point, from the shock of your diagnosis or testing, during your treatments, or helping you to regain some sort of normality when treatments have ended.

Your volunteer will:

  • listen
  • offer emotional support and practical tips
  • share their own experiences
  • support you in making informed decisions

It has made me feel less alone knowing that someone is there for you should you need the emotional or practical support

38 when diagnosed, DCIS and Paget's disease, four lumpectomies before mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction
46 when diagnosed, ER+ and DCIS, lumpectomy, radiotherapy, tamoxifen, lived alone
diagnosed at aged 47 , ER+, mastectomy with immediate DIEP reconstruction, chemotherapy, lymph node clearance, radiotherapy, tamoxifen, menopause
diagnosed at 46, ER+, Her2+, lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, Herceptin, Tamoxifen, Letrozole
69 at diagnosis, bi-lateral diagnosis, double mastectomy and implant reconstruction, chemotherapy, Herceptin, bisphosphonates, Letrozole, caring for grandchildren.
diagnosed at 47, ER+ and lymph node involvement, lumpectomy and lymph node clearance, radiotherapy, Zoladex and Letrozole, lymphoedema, movig forward and work
26 at diagnosis, triple positive diagnosis, chemotherapy, mastectomy and immediate implant reconstruction, Kadcyla, Letrozole and Zoladex, medical induced menopause
52 at diagnosis/first mammogram, 3 young adult daughters, DCIS, Tamoxifen, mastectomy, failed DIEP reconstruction, prosthesis, successful LD reconstruction, Lobular neoplasia, Anastrozole, nipple reconstruction
51 at first diagnosis - DCIS. Treatment: Wide Local Excision. Radiotherapy. 61 at second diagnosis - New primary/local recurrence Grade 3 ductal. Treatment: Mastectomy. Immediate DIEP reconstruction. Chemotherapy. Letrozole.
Summary : 50 at diagnosis, mammogram, bilateral DCIS, no clear margins, bilateral mastectomy, immediate reconstruction with implants, nipple reconstruction, lipofill, feelings of isolation, body image